Research on the Quality of Cancer Care in Diverse Populations
  • National Cancer Institute: Health System Factors and Patient Outcomes in Breast Cancer. (R01 CA088370-02A1, P.I. Steven Katz, MD, MPH) The goal of this study is to evaluate clinician and delivery system factors that shape the treatment experiences of patients with breast cancer in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. All attending surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists who treated the sample patient population will be surveyed and data will be merged to SEER clinical data.
  • National Cancer Institute: Health System Factors and Patient Outcomes in Breast Cancer. (2 R01 CA088370-04A1-Supplement, P.I. Steven Katz, MD, MPH) Additional supplements were awarded in 2007: a) to evaluate the quality of chemotherapy treatment delivery for this cohort of patients; and b) to develop a website for surgeons and oncologists treating breast cancer patients in the Detroit SEER catchment area.

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